Nice: five municipal police officers, suspected of kidnapping, in police custody

The municipal police officers allegedly punched a 21-year-old young man in the face. An investigation is underway for “aggravated violence and kidnapping”.

Ongoing investigation

The public prosecutor of Nice told the newspaper 20 Minutes that five municipal police officers were arrested and placed in police custody on the evening of Monday April 11, thus confirming the information of Nice morning.An investigation is underway for aggravated violence and kidnapping and has been entrusted to the departmental security“, clarified Xavier Bonhomme.

Kicked hard in the face

Municipal police are suspected of having kidnapped a 21-year-old boy. The latter was arrested by other elements of the municipal police in the district of Old Nice for pitching their vehicle, towards the park of the Vinegar. They took him back to the vandalized car.
However, CCTV footage shows that the young man was changed to another vehicle before being taken to the east of the city. According to the victim’s testimony, the police officers then punched him hard in the face.

hanging from “conservative title”

The mayor of Nice, Christian Estrosi, immediately instructed the Director General of Services to suspend at “conservatory title“these agents. According to him, if the facts were confirmed, all the procedures would be initiated to obtain the dismissal of those who allegedly committed them and”the city would be a civil party“.
The chosen one also stressed that he would not leave the image of his local police be “tarnished“by unspeakable individual behavior and for which sanctions without weakness will be taken according to the elements of the investigation.

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